IT Strategy

Governance, Analytics and Standards

Today was the first day of MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) sponsors board meeting. CISR is a research program funded by 70+ companies that looks into important strategic management issues facing IT and its leaders. While the center’s name has “information systems” in its name, the groundbreaking research it produces is more about […] MORE

May 06, 2010

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Does the CEO Care About IT?

In his latest post, IT project failure expert and writer Michael Krigsman beautifully summarizes the risks associated with the lack of CEO and senior business leaders engagement in information technology investments.  Developing support and engaging all of the business leaders in strategic use of IT is a problem Diamond has been studying and helping clients […] MORE

February 18, 2010

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How to Fix IT Planning

In response to the last post on the sad state of IT planning, one commenter noted: This planning is deeply flawed, even if you “fix” it as described. An effective organization is not a collection of competing interests, and IT is not a resource to be divvied up. Where is the organization’s overall strategy and […] MORE

December 17, 2009

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IT Planning is Broken

Think back a few months.  It’s August and you are starting to marshal the troops for the annual pilgrimage to the mecca known as the annual IT budget.  You arm each of the IT leaders with a template, spreadsheet, and other tools with which they will collect the requests from the various business areas - […] MORE

December 09, 2009

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4 CIO Priorities for 2010 (slideshow)

I had the opportunity to speak to 100+ of India’s top CIOs yesterday at the 10th Annual CTO Forum in Beijing - it’s been a great event so far.  I thought I would share the presentation I made that builds a case for 4 CIO leadership priorities to take into next year’s planning (or maybe […] MORE

August 23, 2009

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